Universal Citizenship is a collective of individuals and organizations that choose to help life and happiness to thrive in the universe.
We should not say ‘I am an Athenian’ or ‘I am a Roman’ but ‘I am a citizen of the Universe. — Marcus Aurelius (121 - 180)
“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty. — Albert Einstein (1879 - 1955)
At the heart of Earth Citizenship is Universal Citizenship or this idea that we are connected with everything in the universe and that our thoughts and actions ripple out into the universe to shape reality. As we travel across the universe we take on the great responsibility to ensure our minds and bodies are filled with compassion for all beings, so that we truly can help life and happiness to thrive beyond Earth.
“You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection.” — Siddhārtha Gautama (480 - 400BC)
We take on the responsibility that as we leap into space that we love ourselves so much that the energy we emit ripples out to share our love with other beings across the Universe.
“If you want to find the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration.” — Nikola Tesla (1856 - 1943)
Space travel allows us to explore and inhabit other planets thus giving us the opportunity to develop the conditions so that many more conscious beings can strive to experience true happiness which can only be attained by each individual's effort to walk the path to true happiness.
“The science done by the young Einstein will continue as long as our civilization, but for civilization to survive, we’ll need the wisdom of the old Einstein — humane, global and farseeing. And whatever happens in this uniquely crucial century will resonate into the remote future and perhaps far beyond the Earth, far beyond the Earth.” — Martin Rees (1942 - Present)
Only once we have mastered our own happiness and how to live in harmony within the boundaries of our planet we shall transfer this wisdom to other planets.